Operation Round Up donates over $53,000 to community programs – Hometown Focus


COHASSET – Thanks to contributions from participating Lake Country Power members, the Operation Round Up® Electric Trust Board of Directors recently approved $53,075 in assistance to local community programs at its quarterly meeting.

Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $2.8 million has been distributed to community projects and programs.

All funds generated by the Round Up operation are set aside in a trust fund. A volunteer trust board made up of nine co-op members administers the trust. Of the funds raised through the program, 100% are distributed to charitable organizations through an application and selection process.

The latest recipients are:

• Farmers Market Hibbing,
funds to support an accessibility project
• Cass County Historical

Company funds to help offset
energy costs
• Historical Society of the Tour-Sudan, fund for
electrical upgrades for
museum train car
Gift • Ely Quiltmaker
Generation Co., funds for
musical presentation
• Project Care Free Clinic
funds to support health care
for uninsured and underinsured • Great Minds Learning
Center, scholarships
for qualified families
• Care Partners, funds for
financial aid program
• The Wee Care sewers St.
Paul Lutheran Church,
funds to purchase baby layettes for the Life Care Center
• food tray Jacobson
funds to help feed people
• Soil and soil Carlton County
Water conservation, funds
towards a pollinator project
• Food shelf in the Longville region,
fund for food
• Tower Sudan Community Education, funds for
the football program

• Sandy Great Lakes
Watershed Management,
newsletter fund
• Camp Olson YMCA,
to fund scholarships
youth in the service of LCP
• St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Team, Fund
to a motorized window pane
• Ely Story Portage, fund
for a computer
• Food McGregor area
Shelf funds to provide food

• Let’s go fishing Itasca,
funds to support Itasca
Youth and senior county
fishing program
• Defenders against
HOPE Domestic-Violence,
funds to provide an allowance
for volunteering outside working hours
• The closet wig Free Ruth
funds for free wigs and head
• Tri-Community Food
Plateau funds to store
food shelf
• Teen Challenge Minnesota

Inc. Northland Center,
funds to Minnesota
fishing challenge
• School District Floodwood
# 698, money for the vision and
hearing aids
• Palo Volunteer Fire Department, funds for fire and
rescue equipment
• General Federation of
Women’s clubs, funds
to the women of Nevis
club conference
• New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center, funds for a car

safety certification seat
• lakeside Events
Committee, funds for
family events in Side

Operation Round Up is a charitable program unique to electricity cooperatives. It is designed to financially support worthwhile community projects and activities by “rounding up” members’ electricity bills to the nearest dollar.


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